Finding a Data Blackhole in Bluetooth Scanning

Date Added: Jun 2009
Format: PDF

Bluetooth scanning has now been widely used in different scenarios to study users' mobility and their underlying social network. However, scanning for Bluetooth enabled devices does not always detect all the devices in range, mainly because of interference and obstacles. The authors are interested in quantifying the number of missed devices in different environments. The ExtremeCom workshop is an excellent opportunity to conduct measurements using GPS and Bluetooth scanning on mobile phones held by participants to infer how much data is missing in a rural environment.